YOUR OUTERWEAR SHOPPING LIST

Every Trend. Luxury Designers.

Coats – if you’re a fashion die-hard, chances are, you love coats. Many of us may have childhood memories (and photographs we wish didn’t exist…) of the mismatched-colorblock nylon coats that our parents picked for us, but thanks to modern technology and growing sustainability practices; those days of limited choice are gone and there are more options than ever before in the fashion industry (so even if your mom still buys you coats, it would be hard for her to get it wrong!) With so many textures, silhouettes, price points and colors, it’s easy to find multiple favorites.

So, we’ve made your browsing even easier by creating an outerwear shopping list that covers all of today’s top trends using the best luxury designers. Plus, you can directly shop for them all here at Bluefly (could it be any easier? We didn’t think so..)

YOUR SHOPPING LIST

1. WOOL

From classics like the pea coat and the trench coat, to modern looks like edgy leather trim and unexpected silhouettes – wool coats are the warm, polished top layer you need (in fact, we recommend that you grab a couple) that will last for years to come. We love the modern interpretations of wool outerwear like the moto-inspired Trina Turk Aubree Leather-Trim Coat and the relaxed-fitting Vince High-Collar Coat. They’re ultra-on-trend yet still sleek, flattering and polished.

2. LEATHER

The fabulous thing about leather jackets is that they aren’t a layer you necessarily have to shed when you make an entrance in a room like heavier coats are, yet they can still be just as warm, winter-friendly and durable. The time-honored bomber and moto leather jackets perfectly top off any outfit with a bit of extra edge. Perfect pieces to fit the bill are The Kooples Perfecto Jacket and the Vince Leather Jacket with a military-inspired shearling collar. For a more traditional “winter coat” vibe, go with a ubiquitous shape like this obsession-worthy reversible trench by Diane Von Furstenberg with decadent leather side and a textured, shearling side for two looks in one.

3. PUFFER

A look that has been historically used for athletic purposes is now storming outerwear trends across the board: the puffer. It can be thrown over virtually any outfit from the gym to night looks. If you breathe for trends – the “puffier” the better. This Michael Kors Mixed Media Puffer is a great starting point. If you want to start a little slower, you can never go wrong with Moncler, a brand known for puffer/down jackets. Their Quilted Wool-Front Jacket is a cross between a timeless wool coat and the contemporary puffer. Not an athleisure fan in the slightest? There are still puffers that we’re sure you’ll love because they aren’t as...well...puffy. Puffer actually means the same thing as quilted when it comes to outerwear: insulated with fill and stitched into sections. Quilted/puffer can come in any variation from marshmallow-esque to the subtlest of texture. Plus, there are many designs that are much more glam than sporty. Check out another piece from Moncler (the puffer experts): a coat with subtle, tonal quilting and a patent-leather-like contrast that evokes a powerful, feminine look.

4. FAUX FUR

Faux-fur accents are certainly nothing new, but now, faux fur is being taken to another, maximalist level with all-over use, exaggerated texture, color and unexpected silhouettes. The all-over “shaggy” faux-fur jacket is a vintage callback that we just can’t get enough of. This Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs Collarless Jacket is on-trend perfection with its textured, black faux-fur shell in a clean, boxy shape. Going off of texture, if you’re going for the striking, fearless-fashion look, take this trend to the absolute max with the Liberty Garden Patchwork Jacket. Its mix of color, texture and patterns in faux-fur patches will demand attention anywhere you go (insider tip: wear this with an LBD to reach peak, envious style). And for those who just want to stick with the classics, the Karl Lagerfeld Moto Jacket is rendered in a beautiful cognac-hued leather with a plush faux-fur collar. Its moto silhouette takes it across the finish line to be an absolutely of-the-moment look.

5. POPS OF COLOR

While you can never go wrong with your neutrals, color can be needed more than ever in gloomier, colder winter weather. Plus, one of the biggest trends for 2018 is color, and the more color the better. There are many ways to utilize color in outerwear, too. First, think outside the box with patterns and ditch the traditional stripes or plaid and try gorgeous, artful patterns fit for silk scarves (take a look at the Moncler Clairette Short Padded Jacket). Second, if you’re hesitant to drop your go-to neutral or pattern - it’s ok, we all need to take it slow sometimes! We’ve got your back with classic looks that feature unexpected, colorful accents (we’re obsessed with the 1 Madison Parka and Peri Luxe Hooded Parka.) And if you’re ready to take the full plunge, add a piece that is vibrantly hued from head to toe like St. John Wool-Blend Cardigan Jacket in a brilliant emerald green or the Cole Haan Signature Wrap Wool-Blend Coat in a romantic pink.